Penguin Bloom: Naomi Watts reveals she's proud to be playing an 'extraordinary' ...

Naomi Watts reveals she's proud to be playing an 'extraordinary' Australian woman in the heartwarming real-life story Penguin Bloom

By Louise Starkey For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:28 GMT, 1 December 2020 | Updated: 02:28 GMT, 1 December 2020

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Naomi Watts will soon appear in an 'incredible' movie based on the true story of a paralysed woman's life-saving relationship with a magpie.

Speaking to Sunrise on Tuesday, the 52-year-old actress spoke of the lengths the filmmakers went to in order to tell Samantha Bloom's story in the 'most authentic' way possible.

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She said it was incredible working alongside - and portraying - the 'extraordinary woman', who struck up an unlikely friendship with a young and wounded magpie after an accident in Thailand left her paralysed from the chest down.

Starring role: Naomi Watts will soon appear in an 'incredible' movie based on the true story of a paralysed woman's life-saving relationship with a magpie

Starring role: Naomi Watts will soon appear in an 'incredible' movie based on the true story of a paralysed woman's life-saving relationship with a magpie

'Obviously Sam is someone who's suffered a lot, deeply, and so I just wanted to do the right thing by her,' Naomi said.

'I was nervous but she couldn't have been more generous, and it was a beautiful friendship that formed as well.' 

The star explained that 'multiple birds', who were all 'supremely trained', were used to play Penguin the magpie in the movie.

'We had a little bit of CGI and animatronics were needed, but they just kept performing,' Naomi said.  

Hard work: Speaking to Sunrise on Tuesday, Naomi (left) detailed the lengths the team went to with 'multiple birds' in order to tell Samantha Bloom's (right) inspiring tale in the 'most authentic' way possible

Hard work: Speaking to Sunrise on Tuesday, Naomi (left) detailed the lengths the team went to with 'multiple birds' in order to tell Samantha Bloom's (right) inspiring tale in the 'most authentic' way possible

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